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National Police Week: How NLEOMF and C.O.P.S. honor the fallen and serve the living

For the families of the fallen, “their biggest fear is that their officer will be forgotten and we keep that promise that they never will”

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National Police Week is nearly upon us across the country, but most notably at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, sponsored by Staccato, host Jim Dudley speaks with National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) CEO Marcia Ferranto and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Communications Director Sara Slone about how these organizations serve the law enforcement community, culminating with National Police Week events.

Marcia discusses the three pillars of the NLEOMF’s mission: honoring the fallen, promoting officer safety and wellness and maintaining the National Law Enforcement Museum to honor the story of American law enforcement. Sara discusses the work of C.O.P.S. to provide resources and support for the families and co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty.

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Top quotes from this episode

We collect data that no one else has because of our stringent review process and using that we can create programs that are relevant today as to why law enforcement officers are losing lives.” — Marcia Ferranto

We are producing outcomes that are very timely to law enforcement and that is one of the greatest benefits around the programs we are doing.” — Marcia Ferranto

Their biggest fear is that their officer will be forgotten and we keep that promise that they never will.” — Sara Slone

We hope you never need us but we will be there if you do.” — Sara Slone

National Police Week resources

Connect with NLEOMF and C.O.P.S.


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National Police Week is a time of remembrance for those who have fallen in the line of duty and a celebration of the courage and commitment of officers nationwide. We’ve created a special video that dives deep into the history, significance and events of Police Week. Learn about the origins of this observance and the impactful ceremonies that take place. Our video provides a heartfelt look at what Police Week means to the families, friends and fellow officers of those we remember.

Policing Matters law enforcement podcast with host Jim Dudley features law enforcement and criminal justice experts discussing critical issues in policing